Homecoming 2016 Event Schedule

 

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016

 

Class of 1966 Golden Anniversary Reunion

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Pearsons Hall/1828, FREE

Members of the Class of 1966 and the Golden Anniversary Club (all classes prior to 1966) are invited to reminisce, reconnect and relive your favorite McKendree memories at this special event.

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

All Alumni Reunion

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., The Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts Lobby, FREE

All Alumni are invited to join us for a special reception and to reconnect with fellow alumni while enjoying hors d’ oeuvres and live music. The classes of 1966, 1991, and 2006 will be recognized during the event. Business Attire Requested.

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

Football Alumni Reunion

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., 1814 Eatery & Drinkery, Downtown Lebanon, Illinois, FREE

Come celebrate the legacy of McKendree Football! Gathering will begin at 6:00 p.m. at 1814 Eatery & Drinkery in downtown Lebanon. Appetizers will be provided by the McKendree University Alumni Association. Cash bar will be available.

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

Performance at the Hett (The Four Freshmen)

SOLD OUT - 7:30 p.m. - The Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts

Four-part harmony, a touch of elegance, a splash of swing, and a whole lot of fun! Now in their 62nd year of performance, The Four Freshmen continue to bring their unique brand of vocal harmony to audiences worldwide. The legendary sound that began in 1948 and continues on in the 21st century. Limited seats available.

For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015

Alumni Registration

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Campus Quad & Fountain Area

Check in at the alumni registration tent. Stop here for questions about the weekend or any additional information you may need. Make sure to receive your McKendree University Alumni gift.

 

 

 

William McKendree Society Homecoming Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Ames Dining Hall (By invitation only)

 

 

 

“It’s a Purple Party!”/ 2006 10 Year Reunion/ Football Reunion

10:30 a.m., Tailgating Area, FREE

Alumni are invited to celebrate with us at our Homecoming Tailgate Party hosted by the McKendree Alumni Association. Join us for beer, bags, games and fun. Reunions will be held for the Class of 2006 and former football players.

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 

Family Tailgating/Bearcat BBQ Bash (Lunch)

10:30 a.m., (Bogey's Backyard/Kid Zone), $5 Adults, Children 5 and Under FREE

Join Bearcat alumni, families, and friends for a kickoff lunch and tailgate celebration! Enjoy delicious food, family entertainment, giveaways, and special appearances by Bogey D. Bearcat, McKendree marching band, cheerleaders, and dance teams. The kid zone is free.

Homecoming 2016 Coloring Contest

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 

Homecoming Parade

11:00 a.m. - Parade Route TBD

 

 

 

Football Game "Bearcats vs. Pumas"

1:00 p.m., Leemon Field, $15

McKendree University Bearcats vs. St. Joseph’s College Pumas

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

Alumni Awards Dinner

6:00 p.m., St. Clair Country Club, $32

All alumni are invited to join us at the Annual Alumni Awards Dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s alumni awardees. A welcome reception begins at 6:00pm and dinner will begin at 7:00pm. Tickets are required in advance.

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The 2016 alumni inductees are:

Sports Hall of Fame

Carl Poelker, Former Football Coach, 20th Anniversary of Football
Hernan Francisco Mosca ’03, Student Athlete, Men’s Soccer
Jackson Makene Marwa ’00, Student Athlete, Track and Field & Cross Country
Dave Markwell ’73, Alumni Coach and Professional, Men’s Basketball & Baseball
Kari (Crnkovich) Crask ’96, Student Athlete, Women’s Basketball & Softball

Academy of Excellence

David Kosten ’95, Business
Angela Grossmann-Roewe ’98, Community Service
Kevin Lee ’80, Social Sciences
Sharon Wright ’09, Nursing & Health Professions

Rising Star

Chris Cunnings ’06
Tony Mitchell ’09

Loyal Service

John Schomaker ’80

Peter Akers

Janet Eckert ’89

For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.


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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2015

Choir Alumni Gathering

9:00 a.m., Pearsons Hall, FREE

Choir Alumni are invited to participate in the annual Homecoming Chapel Service. Join fellow vocalists for a continental breakfast followed by rehearsal at 9:00am and Chapel Service at 10:00am.

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

Chapel Service

10:00 a.m., Bothwell Chapel

Join McKendree Chaplain Rev. Dr. Tim Harrison as he leads alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends in worship. Deceased alumni of the past year will be honored during the service.

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 

Bearcat Brunch

11:00 a.m., Ames Dining Hall, $5

The Alumni Association invites you and your family to be our guests for Sunday Brunch. The food is fantastic, but the conversation among friends is better.

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

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LODGING OPTIONS


Reservations must be made directly with the hotel. Please ask for the McKendree University Rate.


Drury Inn
1118 Central Park Drive
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 624-2211

Hilton Garden Inn
360 Regency Park Drive
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 624-4499

Holiday Inn Express
3396 Green Mt. Crossing Dr.
Shiloh, IL 62269
(618) 632-0400


Comfort Suites
137 Ludwig Drive
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
(618) 394-0202

Super 8 Hotel
1100 Eastgate Drive
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 624-4499

Best Western Plus (formerly LaQuinta)
9730 Hayden Drive
Mascoutah, IL 62259
(618) 808-0280

Dr. Jazz Bed & Breakfast
230 W. St. Louis St.
Lebanon, IL 62254

 

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